William Ralph Inge Quotes

We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.

Originality is undetected plagiarism.

Patriotism varies, from a noble devotion to a moral lunacy.

Originality, I fear, is too often only undetected and frequently unconscious plagiarism.

It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism while the wolf remains of a different opinion.

The whole of nature, as has been said, is a conjugation of the verb to eat, in the active and passive.

The nations which have put mankind and posterity most in their debt have been small states Israel, Athens, Florence, Elizabethan England.

A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors.

Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter.

We must cut our coat according to our cloth, and adapt ourselves to changing circumstances.